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Monkeys are saved from Preah Vihear farm

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In Preah Vihear, authorities rescued 95 macaques from a farmer who was keeping them in substandard conditions. The monkeys are now under the supervision of veterinarians at the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center in Takeo province. supplied

Monkeys are saved from Preah Vihear farm

Nearly 100 monkeys are under medical supervision at the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC) after they were saved from a farm located in Preah Vihear province’s Tbeng Meanchey district on Friday.

Nhoek Rattanakpich, who heads the PTWRC, said 95 monkeys were taken from a farm in Krang Doung village in Preah Klang commune.

“The monkeys are macaques. They were saved by Preah Vihear provincial joint authority forces and Wild Aid Organisation from a farm in Preah Vihear. They are under the monitoring and treatment of experts at the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center,” Rattanakpich said.

Poeng Trida, head of Preah Vihear Provincial Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Department, said the monkeys were seized from a farm belonging to Seng Ky, 35.

“The decision to seize the monkeys from the farmer was made after experts found that both the farm and food provisions were not up to technical standards. Also . . . he had been raising them illegally for years,” Trida said.

Police said Ky started with six macaques, four female and two males, bought from those in his neighourhood in 2010.

An official for the Wild Aid Organisation who took part in the seizure said under condition of anonymity that the authorities have educated Ky and told him to stop raising wild animals without a permit.

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